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A country of southeast Europe on the Black Sea. Settled in the 6th century ad by Slavs, it was subject to the Ottoman Empire from the late 14th century until 1908, when it became an independent kingdom. The Soviet Union invaded in 1944 and established the People's Republic of Bulgaria. Communist rule came to an end in 1989, and a democratic constitution was established in 1991. Sofia is the capital and the largest city.
(Placename) a republic in SE Europe, on the Balkan Peninsula on the Black Sea: under Turkish rule from 1395 until 1878; became an independent kingdom in 1908 and a republic in 1946; joined the EU in 2007; consists chiefly of the Danube valley in the north and the Balkan Mountains in the central part, separated from the Rhodope Mountains of the south by the valley of the Maritsa River. Language: Bulgarian. Religion: Christian (Bulgarian Orthodox) majority. Currency: lev. Capital: Sofia. Pop: 6 981 642 (2013 est). Area: 110 911 sq km (42 823 sq miles)
Bul•gar•i•a(bʌlˈgɛər i ə, bʊl-)
a republic in SE Europe. 8,194,772; 42,800 sq. mi. (110,850 sq. km). Cap.: Sofia.
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|Noun||1.||Bulgaria - a republic in the eastern part of the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe|
Pleven, Plevna - the town was taken from the Turks by the Russians in 1877 after a siege of 143 days
NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization - an international organization created in 1949 by the North Atlantic Treaty for purposes of collective security
Bulgarian capital, Serdica, Sofia - capital and largest city of Bulgaria located in western Bulgaria
Philippopolis, Plovdiv - an ancient city in southern Bulgaria; commercial center of an agricultural region
Varna - a port city in northeastern Bulgaria on the Black Sea
Danau, Danube, Danube River - the 2nd longest European river (after the Volga); flows from southwestern Germany to the Black Sea; "Vienna, Budapest, and Belgrade are on the banks of the Danube"
Europe - the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles
Bulgarian - a native or inhabitant of Bulgaria
Bulgaria[bʌlˈgɛərɪə] N → Bulgaria f
Bulgaria[bʌlˈgɛəriə bʊlˈgɛəriə] n → Bulgarie f
n → Bulgarien nt